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Print Cost Recovery: Recouping costs in an age of high demand public access printing

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Laser print cost recovery (LPCR), pay-for-print services, networked print control … By any name, the ability to manage, track, allocate, and charge for printing from public access and faculty/staff printers is a major focus on college campuses today. By now, nearly every college administrator is at least aware of the concept. Using special software systems, a print job is held at a print server until the job’s initiator pays for it and releases it from the queue to the selected printer. 

Key options in print cost recovery

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

When evaluating LPCR solutions, there are many factors and options to consider. Packages range from basic to incredibly robust–and costs tend to reflect the level of sophistication and configuration offered. Below is a selection of some of the key areas to be considered. 

3M Library Systems adds compelling user benefits to the PC lab management and pay-for-print market

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

3M has taken a different route to get to its laser print cost recovery solution. The 3M™ Public Access Management System first personalizes and secures the user experience at public access PCs, then optionally enables pay for print services. How does this separate 3M from the other providers of the technology? It brings a significant user benefit to the solution in addition to the organizational benefits. 

Uniprint from Pharos helps more than 500 campuses recoup printing costs and cut waste

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

On college campuses across the U.S. and around the world, the name Uniprint is almost synonymous with print cost recovery. According to Chuck Sheppard, Director of Marketing, Pharos Systems, the developer of Uniprint “we created the print cost recovery market 10 years ago.” Since then, the product has been installed at nearly 800 locations in 16 countries, and in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. It is, by far, the leading cost recovery solution for the higher education market and with 60-70% of the product’s installations on college campuses, higher education is the preeminent market for Pharos. 

Michigan runs intramurals with low cost hand helds

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

At the University of Michigan (UM), intramural athletics require major league administration. During the 2001-02 school year, the Intramural Sports Program served 21,676 participants and 2,077 teams. There were 100,000 games and events in 44 separate activities. Ensuring that only currently enrolled, fee paying students participate takes an enormous amount of coordination. This summer, UM began using a personal digital assistant (PDA) equipped with a magnetic stripe card reader to verify player eligibility on the athletic fields and generate team rosters. 

Communication the key to improved printer management at University of Cincinnati

Tuesday, July 1, 2003


Picture large trash barrels brimming with paper, overflowing discarded sheets littering the floor. That used to be the scene in the University of Cincinnati computer labs. “We were seeing huge amounts of wasted paper, with our computer lab assistants hauling away barrels of discarded printouts each day. The problem had grown steadily in recent years, due to the increase in online information,” explains Technology Manager Don Rainwater. 

TCF Bank and University of Minnesota to renew U Card Agreement for 10 Years; Agreement to Create New Scholarships

Friday, June 27, 2003

What: U of M Awards U Card Contract to TCF Bank